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[opinion] The Role of Art and Culture – Part 1
What is the difference between situation A and situation B? We are seeing two different depictions of two interactions. One is that of a consumer receiving (education, enlightenment, entertainment); the other is that of a consumer giving or responding (complaints, compliments). These pictures also depict the difference between two types of cultural productions: one in…
“All of us are engaged daily with works of art, even if we are neither professionals nor amateur artists. We read books, we listen to music, we look at posters, we admire flower arrangements. Art, as I am using the word, does not include just “high art”, that is, painting, sculpture, poetry, classical music, but also the more popular expressions – the novel, the theatre, the cinema, popular music and rock. In fact, there is a very real sense in which the Christian life itself should be our greatest work of art. Even for the great artist, the most crucial work of art is his life.”
–Art and the Bible, Francis Schaeffer, 49.